Two months ago I had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series. And it was wonderful. See my review HERE. So when the author asked if I wanted to read the next one – I did not hesitate. OK, if you have been reading some of my blogs you probably realize that Fantasy is not my go-to genre. But if all Fantasy was written like this – I might change my mind.
Once again I was pulled into the Kingdom of Jior. Once again I rooted for Lorn and his journey as he has becomes a loving father and husband as well as benevolent ruler (he really does not care for the King title). No spoiler here – but one character I really hoped was gone is back with more evil and revenge on his mind. The Queen, Lililaira continues to be a wonderfully described character and I felt myself cringing over what she deals with in the story as well as cheering her strength.
Personal note – whoever was calling my business number this afternoon – sorry but I was finishing this book and nothing was going to interrupt me!
This is an author that needs to be on your radar.
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Five years have passed since Lorn liberated himself from Lan-Loe, his evil father’s Sorcerer. Legends were born from tales of the great battle between Lorn and a black-winged demon, of Lan-Loe’s death, and the defeat of demon-kind. Ever since that time, people have been flocking to Jior to make their homes there, and the Kingdom of Jior is revived. Lorn is crowned King of Jior, Lililaira is Queen and they rule peacefully side by side.
Now a new war threatens everything they have built and everyone they love. One hundred miles away from the City of Jior, the combined armies of Vedt march toward Jior intent on slaying everyone in the kingdom and taking revenge for Lorn’s past evil deeds. With the forces of the whole country coming against them, Lorn and Lililaira have little hope of defeating their enemies.
In the midst of impending war, strange dreams plague Lorn’s sleep at night. He feels that something is waiting, something he needs very badly, something is calling him!
When he answers the call, he learns that he is a descendant of a race of winged people that profess to be from the Heavens. He also learns more about his past and is given hope for the future, but that hope comes with a high price. Lorn is given a choice: he can save his family or watch them die.
Lililaira and their daughter are taken prisoner by her father, the King of Skoria, Lorn must call on all his resources to rescue them. Forced out of the protective walls of Jior, he must face his many enemies who use his wife and daughter as bait. King Lorn must deal with old enemies and new friends, but will he be able to tell the difference?